The Rutgers Early College Humanities Program (REaCH) offers high school students in historically underserved communities the opportunity to take a college course in the humanities for college credit taught on site at their schools or community organizations. Students study with experienced college professors, read college texts, complete college-level written assignments and participate in thought-provoking discussions, gaining important feedback in these endeavors from their professors and each other. REaCH is an important part of Rutgers’ community outreach program; participants are enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick as part-time, in-state students. Tuition, books and all other course materials are free to students. Students can be 'dual enrolled' and earn high school credit as well.
The REaCH 'early college' experience helps its participants to become more college ready than they could from their regular high school studies alone, easing their transition to college and increasing the likelihood that they will have successful college careers resulting in baccalaureate degrees.